Top positive review
on 13 June 2013
I've come to Bloc Party very late, but after I heard Helicopter (on a Guardian give-away CD), I wanted more, so bought the CD.
And I wasn't disappointed. Helicopter isn't really typical of the rest of the album, so I could have been disappointed, but the quality of the other tracks is so good that I was completely won over. There's an amazing variety of styles and sound on this album.
If you like good music, well played by gifted musicians and are open-minded enough to try something a bit different, I highly recommend this CD.
It comes with a DVD with 4 tracks played live at Heaven, which is well worth watching in its own right. I was impressed at just how good their live sound is - they manage to reproduce what they do in the studio, much of which I assumed was dubbed or double tracked, but they still create the excitement of a live act a the same time.
I only wish some of the other bands you hear and see lauded so much were as good...